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July 13, 2010 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM CST











       
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Emergency Room: When Minutes Matter.. How To Identify An Emergency




        


Broadcast July 26th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











James R. Hubler, MD

Troy Cutler, MD



According the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, there is an average of 119 million visits to Emergency Departments annually. The median time spent in the ER is 2.6 hours. During Docs on Call , James Hubler, MD, and Troy Cutler, MD, from Proctor Hospital discuss how minutes matter in every emergency, how you can identify an emergency , when to call 911, and why you and your family should use the Emergency Department at Proctor Hospital. Topics will range from the new ER physician group at Proctor, and the range of care provided from advanced emergency and trauma care to pediatric care and sports injuries. The Emergency Department at Proctor Hospital provides a full spectrum of care for critically ill and injured patients in a safe, clean, comfortable and convenient environment including state-of-the-art technology. The ER Physicians are excited to address all your emergency questions so you are as prepared as possible when minutes matter.
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Topic:


Knee and Hip Pain




        


Broadcast July 19th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Donald Mitzelfelt

Robert Jones



If you're suffering from knee pain, you're not alone. Almost one in three Americans over the age of 45 reports some type of knee pain, and it's a common reason that people visit their doctors. On July 19, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Donald Mitzelfelt, and Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Robert Jones, of Pekin Orthopedic Center will answer your calls on the topics of knee and hip pain. Dr. Mitzelfelt is one of the first physicians in Central Illinois to perform the patient-customized knee replacement surgery using Visionaire Patient Match technology. The procedure uses a patient's MRI and x-ray images to design and create surgical instruments based on the anatomy and mechanical axis of each unique patient. Please call 698-3742 with your questions on knee and hip pain.
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Topic:


Sneak Peek at The New Building




        


Broadcast July 12th, 6:30pm on WEEK.













Keith Steffen

Dr. Kay Saving

Paul Kramer

Sue Wozniak



It’s been nearly a decade since the first discussions were held and decisions made, identifying the need for expanded patient care space at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. After three years of construction, the NEW 8-story, 440,000 square foot Children’s Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is about to open its doors to patients. You can get a look inside this shining example of the best in healthcare in central Illinois during Docs on Call, Monday, July 12th at 6:30 PM.
Host Gina Morss will be LIVE from the new building. Learn more about the state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the family and what it means for our patients.
You can learn more at www.OSFShines.com
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Topic:


Vascular Disease




        


Broadcast June 21st, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Scott Reid

Dr. James Williams



Vascular disease is the general term for a variety of problems affecting the blood flow throughout the body's blood vessels. The causes of arterial diseases or problems can be wide-ranging. Vascular disorders can include aortic disease, carotid artery disease and stroke, lower extremity arterial disease, renal disease, blood clots, and varicose veins.

The vascular patient is one of the most difficult patients to care for because the disease (and treatment) involves multiple systems of the body. Vascular surgeons coordinate the services of internists, radiologists, and specialists in cardiovascular diseases and neurology to provide complete peripheral vascular care for the patient.

Dr. James Williams of Cardiac Thoracic and Endovascular Therapy and Dr. Scott Reid of Mid Illini Surgical Associates will be on hand June 21 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. to answer all your questions pertaining to vascular surgery

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Topic:


Back Pain




        


Broadcast June 7th, 6:30pm on WEEK.












Dr. Daniel Fassett

Dr. Todd McCall

Dr. Dzung Dinh



Back pain affects 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. It comes in many forms with common causes including nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis. Because many spine and back problems respond to non-surgical treatments, the Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) Spine Institute offers physical therapy, medications and interventional procedures, as well as both minimally invasive and complex surgical approaches for treatment of spine disorders. Join members of the INI Spine team on Monday, June 7, 2010 for Docs on Call. They will answer your back pain questions live on the air and through an online chat at www.ini.org/chat.
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Topic:


STROKE




        


Broadcast May 3rd, 6:30pm on WEEK.













David Wang, DO

Dr. Arun Talkad

Dr. Sean Meagher

Maureen Mathews, APN



May is stroke month. Each year about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke or brain attack. About 610,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. About 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year with African Americans having almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke.

The Illinois Neurological Institute Stroke Center, as a specialized stroke care center, provides treatment options unavailable at many hospitals and provides the critical elements necessary to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Join members of the INI Stroke team Monday, May 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM for Docs on Call as they answer your questions. Call 309.698.3742 to ask a question on air or get your question answered online at www.osfsaintfrancis.org/chat
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Topic:


Back Pain




        


Broadcast June 21st, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Scott Reid

Dr. James Williams



Vascular disease is the general term for a variety of problems affecting the blood flow throughout the body's blood vessels. The causes of arterial diseases or problems can be wide-ranging. Vascular disorders can include aortic disease, carotid artery disease and stroke, lower extremity arterial disease, renal disease, blood clots, and varicose veins.

The vascular patient is one of the most difficult patients to care for because the disease (and treatment) involves multiple systems of the body. Vascular surgeons coordinate the services of internists, radiologists, and specialists in cardiovascular diseases and neurology to provide complete peripheral vascular care for the patient.

Dr. James Williams of Cardiac Thoracic and Endovascular Therapy and Dr. Scott Reid of Mid Illini Surgical Associates will be on hand June 21 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. to answer all your questions pertaining to vascular surgery

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Topic:


Robotic Hysterectomy




        


Broadcast April 19th, 6:30pm on WEEK.












Dr. Marc Boyd

Dr. Tracy Bochantin

Dr. David Kindred



When a hysterectomy is recommended, women now have a revolutionary new option to consider. A Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy offers many benefits over traditional surgeries.

Robotic hysterectomy, now performed at Methodist Medical Center, is a minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery that uses state-of-the-art robot technology and magnified 3D vision. The robotic micro-instruments translate the precise movements of the surgeon’s hands while filtering out even the slightest tremors. High-definition scaled 3D imaging allows for outstanding viewing and manipulation of sensitive nerves and tissues

Drs. Marc Boyd and Tracy Bochantin will be “Docs on Call” April 19th at 6:30 p.m. for a detailed discussion of this new technology and what it means for women facing surgery. Be sure to tune in to Docs on Call April 19 at 6:30 PM as we discuss the latest in robotic hysterectomies. You can ask your question of the experts by calling 309-698-3742. You can also talk to Dr. David Kindred through a live online chat on April 19.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


Wellness & Nutrition




        


Broadcast April 5th, 6:30pm on WEEK.













Dr. Tim Vega

Golda Ewalt, RD, LD

Rebecca Ortiz, DO

Jenny Reay, RD, LDN



Spring is here. For many, that’s a time to re-evaluate those New Year’s resolutions about getting in shape! Everyone would like to think they’re living a healthy lifestyle, but are you really and how do you know? And if not, what do you need to do to start living healthier? Join the experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center as they answers your questions about Wellness and Nutrition, Monday, April 5th at 6:30 PM. Call 309.698.3742 to ask your question of our on air panel, or you can join the online chat at www.osfsaintfrancis.org/chat.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


Brain Injury Awareness Month




        


Broadcast March 1st, 6:30pm on WEEK.













Dr. Jeffrey Klopfenstein

Dr. Jeffrey Stedwill

Dr. Savitha Reddy

Christin Rassi



1.4 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every year in the United States. Of that number, 50,000 die; 235,000 are hospitalized; and more than one million are treated and released from an emergency department. The number of people with TBI who are not seen in an emergency department or who receive no care is unknown.
The two age groups at highest risk for TBI are 0 - 4 year olds and 15 - 19 year olds. African Americans have the highest death rate from TBI.
A TBI can be life-changing. March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Join us for Docs on Call Monday, March 1st as we focus on TBI. Docs on Call is a monthly live call-in show seen on WEEK-TV at 6:30 PM. You can ask your question of the experts by calling 309.698.3742. You can also talk to members of the Illinois Neurological Institute team through a live online chat by going to www.osfsaintfrancis.org/chat/

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Topic:


Heart Disease




        


Broadcast February 1st, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Darrel Gumm

Dr. Fayaz Malik



• Heart disease causes more than one in every four deaths in the United States.
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
• Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack.
• In 2009, heart disease cost the United States more than $304 billion.
This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.
• Every 20 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack. At least 250,000 people die before they reach a hospital.
These are some scary statistics, ones worth paying attention to.
February is designated as Heart month nationally. Be sure to tune in to Docs on Call February 1 at 6:30 PM as we focus on heart issues of all sorts. You can ask your question of the experts by calling 309.698.3742.
Doctors from the OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital and HeartCare Midwest will be on hand to answer your questions.    Ask a Question

 













       
Topic:


Weight Control




        


Broadcast January 4th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Jayaraj Salimath

Dr. Jill Carnahan



You know how it is during the holidays. People cook and eat without regard to fat or calories. Hey it’s the holidays! When gatherings and even shopping trips are often centered on food, weight gain can seem unavoidable. If you indulged a little over the holidays, you might be wondering how to lose those extra pounds ... preferably as easily as they went on. Find out the latest information on weight control from two Methodist Medical Center physicians. Dr. Jill Carnahan is Medical Director for the Methodist Center for Integrative Medicine. She’ll be joining Dr. Jayaraj Salimath of the Methodist Weight Loss & Surgery Center to answer your weight control questions January 4, 2010 ,on WEEK’s Docs on Call. Find out the latest in non-surgical and surgical weight loss information by calling in your questions at 6:30 p.m. to 698-3742.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


Back, Neck and Other Pain




        


Broadcast November 16th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Bojan Pavlovic

Dr. Daniel Mulconrey



The American Pain Foundation estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from persistent pain each year and one in three lose more than 20 hours of sleep each month due to pain. Chronic pain not only causes physical discomfort, but also interferes with social relationships, family life and self-esteem. Two physicians from the Methodist Comprehensive Spine and Pain Center will answer your calls on the topic of back, neck and other types of pain. Bojan Pavlovic, MD, is an Interventional Pain Management Specialist board certified in anesthesiology. Daniel S. Mulconrey, MD, specializes in adult and pediatric surgery of the spine and performed the area’s first cervical disc replacement surgery. Call 698-3742 during the show with your questions.     Ask a Question

 











       
Topic:


Diabetes




        


Broadcast November 2nd, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Sue Sauder

Dr. Hady Sfeir



November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Nearly 8% of the people in the United States – more than 23-million people – have diabetes. Nearly six million of those cases are undiagnosed. Government data suggests that two million U.S. children age 12-19 have pre-diabetes. Perhaps most alarmingly, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death nationally – over 233,000 deaths per year.
With statistics like these in mind, the November 2nd edition of Docs on Call, brought to you by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, will focus on diabetes – for both children and adults. Call 698-3742 during the show with your questions.     Ask a Question

 











       
Topic:


Your Child's Health




        


Broadcast October 19th, 6:30pm on WEEK.












Amy Christison, MD

Jocelyn Pedrosa, MD

Keith Knepp, MD



With kids back in school and the start of flu season, our children’s health is top of mind for many Central Illinois families. As parents, when do you know your child is sick enough to visit the doctor’s office or if you should go to the emergency room? What about the H1N1 virus? These and other questions will be answered by a team of Methodist physicians. Jocelyn Pedrosa, MD, and Amy Christison, MD, are pediatricians at Methodist at Mt. Hawley - Pediatrics and Keith Knepp, MD, is a physician at Methodist Family Medical Center.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


WOMEN'S HEALTH




        


Broadcast October 5th, 6:30pm on WEEK.






Women are notorious for taking care of everyone else but themselves first. But women face a number of health issues specific to them. Do you have an ache or pain – or perhaps more – and just haven’t gotten around to getting it checked? This is your chance to call doctors who specialize in women’s health issues. Join us for this edition of Docs on Call, sponsored by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Monday, October 5th at 6:30 PM.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY




        


Broadcast September 14th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. Dale Geiss

Dr. David Chan



As children return to school and participate in athletics, they are required to undergo a physical. Those physicals are necessary to make sure your child is physically able to safely participate in all such activities. Some children may never get that opportunity because they have a congenital or acquired heart disease. Do you know what signs to look for in your child? What questions to ask your pediatrician? Doctors from the Children’s Hospital of Illinois will be taking your calls about your child’s heart health.     Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


FLU PANDEMIC - GET THE FACTS




        


Broadcast May 11th, 6:30pm on WEEK.











Dr. John Farrell

Dr. Mike Cruz



Since April, the words have dominated the news – swine flu – the H1N1 virus. You can’t turn on a TV news program without hearing about it. People are talking about the flu at work, school, probably at your child’s soccer game. But are you getting the right information? Our panel of experts from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will answer your questions, concerns, and tell us what lies ahead when dealing with the H1N1 virus. Join us for Flu Pandemic – Get the Facts, Monday, May 11th at 6:30PM.    Ask a Question

 












       
Topic:


STROKE




        


Broadcast May 4th, 6:30pm on WEEK.












David Wang, DO

Dr. Arun Talkad

Maureen Mathews, APN



Every 45 seconds someone suffers a stroke, with 790,000 new strokes every year. Stroke is the #1 cause of adult disability. Strokes can and do occur at any age. 80% of strokes are preventable. Stroke costs the U.S. over $67 billion a year.

Statistics like these should get everyone’s attention. But do you know the warning signs or what you should do if you or a loved one is showing signs of a stroke?
May is stroke awareness month. Please join us as doctors from the Illinois Neurological Institute answer your questions – it could save your life.
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Topic:


RECOGNIZING STRESS AND DEPRESSION




        


Broadcast April 6th, 6:30pm on WEEK.












Dr. Tim Drew

Gail Koch

Tim Bromley



In the current economic climate, individuals and families may find themselves dealing with added stress or even depression. Our panel of experts from Behavioral Health Services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will be on hand to answer viewer’s questions about how to recognize the signs of stress and depression, including what the physical effects can be on your body, how added stress on parents might be affecting their children, and what you can do to help the situation.     Ask a Question


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